At least two offers are on the table for Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco. According to a league source familiar with the talks, the Dodgers are offering a pitching prospect and are also willing to assume the remaining nearly $5.7 million Nolasco will make this season. The Giants are said to be the other club, offering two pitching prospects. But San Francisco is looking for Miami to assume at least a portion of what is left on the right-hander's contract. The Marlins have had conversations with more than a half dozen teams regarding Nolasco. They may be waiting to see if any more tempting offers surface. In the final year of a three-year, $26.5 million contract, Nolasco is eligible for free agency after the season. The 30-year-old is 5-8 with a 3.85 ERA in 18 starts. He's logged 112 1/3 innings with 90 strikeouts and 25 walks. Nolasco is Miami's all-time leader in wins (81), innings pitched (1,225 2/3), games started (197) and strikeouts (1,001). He's coming off an impressive victory in Atlanta on Wednesday, giving up two runs on six hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and became the first pitcher in franchise history to reach 1,000 strikeouts.
Dodgers, Giants make offers for Nolasco
MLB.com | Jul 5